These Classic Adventure Games Just Got Updated 25 Years Later
It’s not very often that a game studio releases an update for a 25-year-old video game, but Developer 2.21 did it for little big adventure 2 (opens in a new tab)— released in North America as Twinsen’s Odyssey — to mark its 25th anniversary in June.
The update will bring a number of new features to the game, including:
- Self-centering camera outdoors on/off
- Language selection in the menu
- Steam Success
- Vapor Cloud Economy
- Controller support
- Input Remapping
- New game+
- Windowed support
the original little big adventure (opens in a new tab), released in North America as Relentless: Twinsen’s Adventure, is getting a virtually identical update, but instead of an auto-centering camera toggle, it will have a new “wall hit” toggle option. . This game was released in October 1994, so it’s not celebrating an anniversary, but an update 28 years later is even rarer.
2.21 is not the original developer of the Twinsen games – that credit goes to Adeline Software – but there is a connection. The studio was co-founded by Didier Chanfray, who was also a co-founder of Adeline in 1993. The initial goal of the new operation was to advance the development of Little Big Adventure 3, but upon reflection, the team decided to boot actually done with a reboot (opens in a new tab) from Twinsen’s Little Big Adventure, which he hopes to release in 2024, in time for the first game’s 30th anniversary.
Twinsen’s Little Big Adventure Classic and Little Big Adventure Classic 2 are available now on Steam – and for those who prefer the old school, the original editions of both games are also available as free downloadable content (opens in a new tab). If you’re unfamiliar with LBA and want to know what it’s all about, here’s our 2016 look back at the “eerily sweet world of Little Big Adventure 2 (opens in a new tab)“, a “ridiculously charming” game that has held up pretty well despite all the years that have passed.